Health and Safety Lead

Recruiter
Bond Recruitment
Location
Cuxton
Posted
16 Apr 2019
Closes
10 May 2019
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
HEALTH & SAFETY LEAD

The post holder will be responsible for leading and driving safety, quality and regulatory compliance to achieve the best service standards and outcomes. There are no direct reports and the successful candidate will report into the Chief Executive.
Key responsibilities include:

- Work in liaison with Directors to develop an effective health & safety and quality strategy.
- Lead/support implementation of the health & safety and quality strategy and related
organisational learning.
- Lead the smooth and timely management of the Safeguarding & Health and Safety Forum.
- Leading and developing processes and systems to ensure compliance with regulatory
best practice.
- Promoting collaboration and transfer of best practice within and between locations.
- Report writing for the Board and Company Directors
- Monitoring accidents and incidents, including analysis
- Lead quality and health & safety programmes and projects when required
- Be the company`s Data Protection Officer (DPO)
- To lead and develop the Emergency and Business Continuity Plans.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Health & Safety and Quality improvement

- Work with Directors to develop an effective health & safety and quality strategy
- Lead the implementation, monitoring and review of the health & safety and quality strategy

and Governance Framework in line with the Company`s objectives and priorities ensuring that they reflect changing legislation and regulations.
- Ensure the health & safety and quality Strategy and Governance Framework support
continuous improvement and the delivery of high standards.
- Ensure good governance techniques and tools are embedded in the Company`s decision
making, planning and performance
- Co-ordinate the development of health & safety information published on the Company`s
website to promote the implementation and delivery of safety improvement plans.
- Provide leadership, health and safety advice and support to the Company`s Board, Senior
Managers and staff in relation to developing safety improvement initiatives to deliver
compliance with the Company`s statutory health & safety obligations.
- Lead the development and delivery of safety scorecards/dashboards by working with
Directors and Senior Managers to develop appropriate health & safety metrics and
indicators to promote continuous improvement.
- Develop, review and implement health and safety policies and procedures
- Lead and set the direction for effective health and safety management and practices to
ensure that risks are dealt with responsibly and proportionately
- Develop and monitor KPI`s related to health and safety as requested
- Deliver health and safety and/or compliance training where required

Compliance and assurance

- Review plus interpret new national and/or regional guidance and/or legislation relating to
health & safety and compliance as well as identify local implementation for the Company.
- Ensure processes and systems are in place across the organisation to maintain the

Company`s CQC registration, including variations to registration which reflect the changing
regulated activities and locations of the Company.
- Ensure appropriate CQC compliance monitoring programmes and processes are in place
to be able to evidence compliance and work with the Head of Care Operations to ensure
awareness of and readiness for external inspection and registration validation.

- Oversee all external assessments of the Company`s services (e.g. CQC visits etc) and
ensure recommendations from these are acted upon by the Company.

- Ensure there are systems in place to co-ordinate monitoring and follow-up of
recommendations from internal and external audits

Safeguarding and Health & Safety Forum

- Manage the Company`s Safeguarding and Health & Safety Forum, ensuring there is an

annual cycle of business in place to address internal and external reporting requirements, also that there is a high quality agenda, minutes and papers, and regular reports from this group are available to the Finance and Audit Committee.

Policy management

- Lead the Company`s policy management processes, including compliance and governance.

- Ensure the Company has arrangements in place for the effective initiation, consultation,
approval and continuous review of health and safety policies and procedures.

Financial responsibility

- Responsibility for managing any departmental budget / approved project implementation costs
and benefits delivery, including realising agreed financial savings.

Planning and reporting

- Produce and/or co-ordinate the production of cyclical, routine, periodic and ad hoc analysis,
information, data and high-quality reports for Directors and Finance and Audit Committee.

- Provide expert advice, information and support to senior managers and committees on
matters relating to health and safety, Data Protection (including the General Data Protection
Regulations) and Compliance as well as ensure the Company is kept informed of statutory
changes.

- Provide quarterly along with annual reports on accidents and incidents for the Director of

Operations, including recommendations

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